The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Could Return to Iowa in a Little Over a Week and Other Cubs News

A day after Javier Baez posted on Instagram that he is close to 100 percent and is ready to start playing again, a report from the Des Moines Register put a timetable on Baez’s return to Iowa. Jaron Madison told Tommy Birch that Baez would start playing rehab games on Thursday and he “could be […]

The Daily CCO: Hitting the Reset Button after the Cubs Day Off

After a much-needed day off, the Cubs get back to work Tuesday night in New York. And the Cubs will look to put the weekend behind them against a Mets team that is very, very good at Citi Field. In between answering countless questions about possible trades with the Mets, Joe Maddon has to figure […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/29/15

Streaks were the big story to start the week as South Bend came off of All-Star break and extended their winning streak to five games thanks to Gleyber Torres. Winning four games in a row brought Eugene’s record even as Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ came up big. Both Tennessee and Iowa had modest two […]

Cubs Prospects Shine on All-Star Tuesday

With 15 players from three leagues selected to play as All-Stars, the Cubs’ organization was well represented as three affiliated leagues held their All-Star games on Tuesday. Tennessee’s six All-Stars all showed that they were deserving of the honor as Dan Vogelbach led the way with a three-run homer in the Southern League All-Star Game. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/15

The end of the week saw Myrtle Beach edge closer to a playoff berth as relievers Juan Paniagua and James Pugliese gave the Pelicans a chance to come back. Tennessee holds a slim playoff chance as Pierce Johnson began to heat up. Iowa remains in the hunt as John Andreoli provided a spark. Meanwhile, the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/15

Big offensive performances marked the beginning of the week as Arismendy Alcantara had a two home run game for Iowa, while rookie Jose Rojas also hit two in the same game in Venezuela. In Myrtle Beach, Jacob Rogers came close to a cycle as they closed in on a playoff spot. And Duane Underwood Jr. dominated […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]

Seven Cubs Prospects Named Southern League All-Stars

The Southern League announced the North Division roster Tuesday for the mid-season All-Star Game. And Kyle Schwarber headlines the list of Smokies that were named to the Southern League North Division’s team. C Kyle Schwarber, C Willson Contreras, 1B Dan Vogelbach, RHP Frank Batista, RHP Corey Black, RHP P.J. Francescon and RHP Felix Pena were […]

Top 20 Cubs Prospects – Update

With the minor league season two months old, it is time to revisit the top prospect list. Some players have been promoted to the big leagues, while others have not started their seasons due to injuries. Here then, is a list on how the current prospects rate. Take it as a snapshot in time rather […]